It wasn’t the best of days for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on Thursday as he suffered a nasty finger injury against the Los Angeles Rams. What made it even worse was that they lost, 26-17, dropping their win-loss record to 2-3.
Wilson injured the middle finger on his right hand in the third quarter and was eventually replaced by backup QB Geno Smith. The status of the Seahawks leader is still up in the air. But this early, his historic streak might is already on the verge of getting snapped. No pun intended.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Wilson has started in all of the 149 games he’s played since entering the NFL in 2012. That’s the most by any active quarterback.
Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson never has missed an NFL start, something that could be in jeopardy with his finger injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2021
Seahawks reporter Gregg Bell, meanwhile, pointed out that Wilson has never injured a finger throughout his illustrious career.
No Russell Wilson postgame press conference. Not talking after the busted finger injury.
Another first in his 10-year career.
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 8, 2021
Even though the setback looks bad, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll after the loss expressed optimism on his star signal-caller. He also mentioned that he’s still unsure if Wilson will need surgery (via ESPN).
“Russell is one of the great healers of all time, and he’ll do whatever he can to get back as soon as absolutely possible.”
The former Super Bowl champion has been solid in five games but the Seahawks have let victories slip away. If he misses an extended period, their season could be in jeopardy as well.